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Old Post Office

Marrick near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 27237)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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25 Customer Review(s)

  • “Great place to stay .”

    Clean, well appointed & spacious . Quiet village but close enough to Reeth for pubs etc

    Clean, well appointed & spacious . Quiet village but close enough to Reeth for pubs etc

    - Ken, October 2021

The property

This outstanding, stone-built detached cottage is situated down a quiet lane in the small village of Marrick, just three miles from Reeth.

This unique cottage dates back to the 17th century and was a former Post Office, along with the dwelling where the Post Mistress resided.

Renovated to a very high standard, this delightful holiday cottage boasts a great deal of personality and charm, with a blend of original features and modern fixtures and fittings.

The ground floor layout is spacious and charming with exposed beams and stonework throughout, and the main sitting room is cosy and warm with an open fire providing a lovely place to relax, enjoy a tipple and reflect on the day’s outing.

The snug, just off the kitchen, provides a lovely open fire for those cold winter nights.

A spacious kitchen with bespoke furniture and breakfast area, along with a separate dining room overlooking the mature garden, complete the ground floor layout.

Upstairs, the main bedroom is stylish and comfortable.

A pretty double bedroom, a single bedroom with pull-out stacker bed and a useful single room ensure flexible sleeping arrangements for any group.

Outside is a beautiful private garden with mature flower beds, sitting areas and a grassed paddock, ideal for ball games and the odd game of family rounders.

Surrounded by outstanding countryside, the walking and cycling opportunities are endless, and the charming town of Richmond with its Norman castle, cobbled market place, Georgian Theatre and the abbey is within easy reach, as are Aysgarth Falls, Bowes Museum, Semerwater and Hardraw Force.

A first class cottage, perfect for a family break.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x single (one with pull-out stacker bed)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower and basin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower and basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug with single sofa bed and open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for fires on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars plus roadside parking available
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with furniture and grassed paddock
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (to be kept downstairs and off furniture)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

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About the location


Reeth 3 miles; Richmond 9 miles.

Marrick is a small village just three miles from Reeth, located on the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where Arkengarthdale and Swaledale meet, alongside the beautiful River Swale. Marrick is a small village with a scattering of residential homes and farmsteads. Nearby is the ever-popular and pretty village of Reeth, which boasts a colourful history as it was originally a Saxon settlement, and has also been known as a lead mining town and a centre for hand knitting throughout its time. Both trades are proudly featured in the Swaledale Museum, located alongside a good range of shops, tea rooms and restaurants. For a quaint little community, Reeth is well-served by traditional inns, with three to choose from, including the lovely Buck Hotel, whitewashed like so many of the 18th century cottages huddled around the triangular village green. The historic market towns of Richmond and Leyburn are also within easy reach, offering a further selection of amenities. Askrigg is just a short drive away, as are Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force, which is England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft. Marrick offers a fantastic base for exploring North Yorkshire's beautiful, sweeping countryside, whether you choose to discover the caves, cliffs, waterfalls or the plethora of walking and cycling routes that circle this vibrant and varied landscape.

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